Shell Freedom Over Texas

Saturday, July 4, 2020!

Due to the pandemic, Shell Freedom Over Texas will be modified in order to continue to keep Houstonians safe. This year we will celebrate July 4 with the Houston Symphony, including live and virtual guests. The 3 hour event will be available via ABC13 Houston.

Pat Green

Pat GreenOne of the most influential modern stars in Texas’ long country-music tradition, Pat Green has left a mark on the lives of countless fans and generations of artists, helping to solidify a cultural movement bringing artists from the Lonestar state to the national stage along the way. The problem is, he’s always been too modest to admit it. Now with the release of Dancehall Dreamin’: A Tribute to Pat Green, the legendary troubadour has no choice in the matter. He’s being saluted by those who know him best – artists like Jack Ingram, Randy Rogers Band and more – with a surprise album meant to highlight some of the icon’s best-loved songs. More ...

Houston Symphony

Houston SymphonyDuring the 2019–20 season, the Houston Symphony celebrates its sixth season with Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada and continues its second century as one of America’s leading orchestras with a full complement of concert, community, education, touring, and recording activities. The Houston Symphony, one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Texas, held its inaugural performance at The Majestic Theater in downtown Houston June 21, 1913. Today, the full-time ensemble of 88 professional musicians presents nearly 170 concerts annually. Additionally, musicians of the orchestra and the Symphony’s Community-Embedded Musicians offer over 1,000 community-based performances each year at various schools, community centers, hospitals, and churches reaching more than 200,000 people in Greater Houston annually. More ...

Trae Tha Truth

Trae The TruthCrowned the Big Homey for the city, Houston Rap legend Trae Tha Truth is not only a musician but also a father, philanthropist, humanitarian and civic leader. His countless good deeds to those in need are far too many to list. Trae has 11 studio albums and was featured on the annual BET Hip Hop Awards in 2014. Trae is currently signed to T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records. He is also a Distinguished Lecturer at Rice University His 10-year-old son, Baby Houston currently has a new single – “Diamonds in my Mouth” that is spinning across BET as hi is gearing up for his first solo album.

Bun B

Bun BIt’s been well over 25 years since Bernard Freeman -- known better to the world as Bun B -- changed the hip-hop landscape as one half of the legendary UGK alongside the late Pimp C. A lot has changed in those two and a half decades. While the Grammy nominated duo collectively delivered six classic albums and two EPs, Bun solidified his solo warrior status with five projects that embodied his Port Arthur, Texas mantra to keep it trill.

Bun B’s rise to fame includes many milestones that not only represented Houston in the hip-hop world, but also carried them to unfathomable heights. More ...

Mariachi Imperial de America

Mariachi Imperial de AmericaMariachi Imperial has been in existence for over 25 years. Voted the #1 mariachi in Houston by The Houston Press Magazine in 2005, they have been featured on shows like Good Morning America and were part of the Selena Vive concert. Under the direction of Jose Longoria, the group has recorded two CDs entitled "Son de Ambiente", and "Mas Alla de Mi Mexico". Along with recording two cds, Mariachi Imperial has received many awards and accolades. They have been awarded 1st place at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza by Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan,and have also received 1st place at the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo Mariachi Competition. More ...

Los Luzeros de Rioverde

Los Luzeros de RioverdeYaxeni and Ricardo are “Los Luzeros de Rioverde”… In the competitive world of “Norteño” music, one could present them as just "one more group" in this genre, but there is a difference in these individuals, they are a couple of child prodigies who were born in Houston, Texas and who in a short time have become celebrities. “We have one hundred percent Mexican blood and proudly follow such customs and traditions like norteño music ", say the children. Their dad explains how their name came about, the word “luz” means light so they are Luzeros with" Z "because they are the light of his family and “de Rioverde” because he was born in the city of the same name in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. More ...

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